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Flora Ruchat-Roncati

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Swiss architect and university person, Flora Ruchat-Roncati
Swiss architect and university person, Flora Ruchat-Roncati

Flora Ruchat-Roncati (1937–2012) was a Swiss architect and professor. She was from Ticino, and became a pioneering figure in the Ticinese School of architecture, which was influential in the mid-1970s, mixing the sensitivity to the traditional with modernism.[1]

She graduated from the ETH Zurich in 1954, and became the first woman professor and chair of Architecture and Design in 1985.[1]

She was co-winner, with her assistant Renato Salvi, of a competition to design the Transjurane highway in 1988.[2] The highway joins the Swiss and French road networks through the Jura mountains and involves many tunnels. Eleven of the tunnels are over a kilometre long.


  1. ^ a b Hall, Jane (2019). Breaking ground: architecture by women. London: Phaidon. p. 164. ISBN 0-7148-7927-4. OCLC 1099690151.
  2. ^ Aita Flury (13 December 2012). Cooperation: The Engineer and the Architect. Birkhäuser. p. 276. ISBN 978-3-0346-1055-1.

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